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Theses from 2013

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A Place of Dwelling for Graduate Students, Garth H. Schwellenbach, Architecture

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Growth and Establishment of Newly Planted Street Trees, Alexander R. Sherman, Environmental Conservation

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Of Dirt and Decomposition: Proposing a Place for the Urban Dead, Katrina M. Spade, Architecture

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Protesting Between the Lines: Carmen Martín Gaite's Frustration in Writing vis-à-vis 1950s Francoist Censorship, Emily Rose Spring, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Working Memory Performance across Development and Following Acute Exercise, Patrice L. Stering, Psychology

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The role of bacterial microcompartments in the fermentation of D-arabinose in Clostridium phytofermentans, Megan A. Strough, Microbiology

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Preferred Sensor Selection for Damage Estimation in Civil Structures, Matthew Styckiewicz, Civil Engineering

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Density-dependent Survival of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Life Stages, Elizabeth M. Sussky and J Elkinton, Entomology

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Enhancing Secrecy via Exploring Randomness in the Wireless Physical Layer, Rehan Talat, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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A Translation of Qiu Miaojin's "The Crocodile Diaries", Alexandra Valencik, Chinese

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Corporeal Thresholds, caroline valites, Art

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Investigating the Ability of Pro-social Emotions to Enhance Cooperative Behavior, Lucía A. Vergara Sobarzo, Resource Economics

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Multi Rotor Wind Turbine Design And Cost Scaling, Preeti Verma, Mechanical Engineering

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Thumb Morphology, Feeding Behavior and the Evolution of Frugivory in New World Leaf-Nosed Bats (Family: Phyllostomidae), Nina Veselka, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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Habitat Use and Seasonal Movement Patterns of Four-toed Salamanders (Hemidactylium scutatum) in Massachusetts, Kimberly O. Vitale, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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The Lovely and the Wild: Considering Naumkeag, Carol Waag, Landscape Architecture

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A Hierarchical Approach to the Analysis of Intermediary Structures Within the Modified Contour Reduction Algorithm, Kristen M. Wallentinsen, Music

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A Column-Parallel Two-Step Successive Approximation Analog-To-Digital Converter, Hongtao Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Coping Strategies, Food Preferences, and Their Potential Effects on Dietary Quality Intake in a Massachusetts EFNEP Population, Amy Wasson, Nutrition

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Memory and Production of Standard Frequencies in College-Level Musicians, Sarah E. Weber, Music

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Rebuilding Urban Place: Negotiating Individuality and Belonging, Peter R. Webster, Architecture

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Biomarker and Sedimentological Investigations of MIS 8 through MIS 12 from Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Arctic Russia, Jeremy H. Wei, Geosciences

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An Evaluation of Drivers’ Cell Phone Use Prevalence and Safety Related Impacts, Keith E. Wenners, Civil Engineering

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Envisioning a New Public Space, Kathryn J. Wetherbee, Architecture

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The Use of Multimedia Material in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and Pedagogical Implications, Zhongyuan Williams, Chinese

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Associations of Childhood Family Adversity and Pubertal Timing with Depressive Symptomotology in Adulthood, Jeffrey P. Winer, Psychology

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Response & Resistance: A Comparison of Middle Connecticut River Valley Ceramics from the Late Woodland Period to the Seventeeth-Century, Julie Woods, Anthropology

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Coffee and Tea Intake and Risk of Cutaneous Melanoma, Haotian Wu, Public Health

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Building Empathic Consciousness Toward our Biosphere, Lawson R. Wulsin Jr, Architecture

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Relationships among Source Credibility of Electronic Word of Mouth, Perceived Risk, and Consumer Behavior on Consumer Generated Media, Mei-Hsin Wu, Hotel & Tourism Management

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STACK PROTECTION MECHANISMS IN PACKET PROCESSING SYSTEMS, PENG WU, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Dialects into Films----The Element of “Dialect” in Chinese Films, Shun Yao, Chinese

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Modeling the production and transport of dissolved organic carbon from heterogeneous landscape, Changjiang Ye, Geosciences

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THE COMPARISON OF MEANING-INFERRED, MEANING-GIVEN, AND SENTENCE TRANSLATION METHODS FOR CHINESE VOCABULARY TEACHING, yani zeng, Chinese

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Parameter Variation Sensing and Estimation in Nanoscale Fabrics, Jianfeng Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Input-based Activities And Output-based Activities on the Acquisition of Chinese Language, Xiaolei Zhang, Chinese

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Activity Intent Recognition of the Torso Based on Surface Electromyography and Inertial Measurement Units, zhe zhang, Mechanical Engineering

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREEN GROWTH: EVALUATING THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GREEN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM IN MASSACHUSETTS RELATIVE TO OTHER MUNICIPAL PROGRAMS, Zhe Zhao, Regional Planning

Theses from 2012

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Synergistic Approach for Designing and Enhancing Bioactive Ingredients from Apple and Blueberry for the Management of Early Stages of Type 2 Diabetes, Widya Agustinah, Food Science

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Prairie Warbler Nest-site Selection, Nest Survival, and Demographic Response to Management in a Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Barren, Michael E. Akresh, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Fractures of the Dammam Dome Carbonate Outcrops: Their Characterization, Development, and Implications for Subsurface Reservoirs, Mohammed M. Al-Fahmi, Geosciences

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Population Size, Habitat Use and Diet of Kittlitz's Murrelets in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Andrew J. Allyn, Environmental Conservation

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Notch Regulation of Adam12 Expression in Glioblastoma Multiforme, Ala'a S. Alsyaideh, Animal Science

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The Pyrethroid Deltamethrin, Which Causes Choreoathetosis with Salivation (CS-Syndrome), Enhances Calcium Ion Influx via Phosphorylated CaV2.2 expresssed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, Anna-Maria Alves, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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The Process by which Physicians Extract Information from Electronic Progress Notes During Handoffs, Brian D. Amster, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Citizens and Criminals: Mass Incarceration, "Prison Neighbors," and Fear-Based Organizing in 1980s Rural Pennsylvania, Erika Arthur, History

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You or Your Memory, Katherine L. Baker, Art

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A Rose Has No Teeth When You Hold It So, David R. Bartone, English

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Ana Roqué y el Discurso de Emancipación Femenina Burgués Decimonónico Disfrazado en la Ficción, Sonia N. Batlle, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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A Distibutional Analysis of Frequency and Predictability Effects on Fixation Durations in Reading, Ashley Benatar, Psychology

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Simulations of Non-Contact Creep in Regimes of Mixed Dominance, Maija Benitz, Mechanical Engineering

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Dynamic Capacity Allocation in Primary Care with Physician Flexibility, Sebastian S. Biehl, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Enhancing Human Health and Recovery Through Biophilic Design, Matthew T. Blair, Architecture

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Counterinsurgency Doctrine and the 'War on Terror': A Narrative and Discourse Analysis of the Army Field Manual 3-24, Tyler Boudreau, Communication

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Of Zebra, Sarah W. Boyer, English

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Characterization of Damage Zones Associated with Laboratory Produced Natural Hydraulic Fractures, Erin Bradley, Geosciences

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Techniques for Industrial Implementation of Emerging Semantic Technologies, Jay T. Breindel, Mechanical Engineering

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Environmental Impacts Due to Fixed and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Micah K. Brewer, Mechanical Engineering

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"Speak to me in vernacular, doctor": Translating and Adapting Tirso de Molina's El Amor Médico for the Stage, Sarah A. Brew, Theater

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The Study of Inter and Intramolecular Interactions in Gas Phase Protein Ions by Electron Transfer Dissociation, Shaynah J. Browne, Chemistry

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Incorporating Sustainable Building into Local Development: An Assessment of Green Design Practices within the MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Jacqueline Brown, Regional Planning

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Creatures Are Kind, Angela M. Buck, English

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Flood Bloom, Caroline Cabrera, English

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Proteolytic Regulation of CtrA, the Master Regulator of Cell Cycle in Caulobacter crescentus, Amber M. Cantin, Biochemistry

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Probabilistic Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Soil-Structure Interaction, Wystan Carswell, Civil Engineering

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Bringing the Frame Into Focus: How Cable News Pundits Protect the Glass Ceiling, Kathryn M. Cassidy, Communication

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Temperature Effects on Growth and Stress Physiology of Brook Trout: Implications for Climate Change Impacts on an Iconic Cold-Water Fish, Joseph G. Chadwick Jr, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

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A Diachronic and Synchronic Examination of the Disposal Construction in Min and Mandarin Chinese, Chunching Chang, Chinese

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THE RADIATION QUALITY FACTOR OF VERTICALLY POLARIZED SPHERICAL ANTENNAS ABOVE A CONDUCTING GROUND PLANE, Hsieh-Chi Chang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Association between Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status among Adolescent Girls in Kilosa District, Tanzania, Shanshan Chen, Nutrition

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An Investigation of Human-Error Rates in Wildlife Photographic Identification; Implications for the Use of Citizen Scientists, Megan Chesser, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Community Land Trusts and Rental Housing: Assessing Obstacles to and Opportunities for Increasing Access, Maxwell Ciardullo, Regional Planning

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Evolution Of Volatile Content Of The Parent Magma Of The 1875 Eruption Of Askja Volcano, Iceland, Heather A. Clark, Geosciences

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Late Campanian-Maastrichtian Planktic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy, Taxonomy, and Isotope Paleoecology of ODP Leg 198 Sites 1209 and 1210, Shatsky Rise, Kendra R. Clark, Geosciences

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Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Fee Financing Alternatives: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities, Ashley L. Costa, Civil Engineering

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Physical Model of the Feeding Strike of the Mantis Shrimp, Suzanne M. Cox, Mechanical Engineering

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City Principles: The Application of the Four Visual Characteristics on Helena, MT, Cienna Cullen, Architecture

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I Don't Share Spirit Animals, Courtney J. Cullen, Art

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Fostering Sustainable Behavior Through Design: A Study of the Social, Psychological, and Physical Influences of the Built Environment, Neil Cummings, Architecture

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Drops of Blood on Fallen Snow: The Evolution of Blood-Revenge Practices in Japan, Jasmin M. Curtis, Japanese

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Holocene Climate and Environmental Changes: Disentangling Natural and Anthropogenic Signals in the Sedimentary Record of Lake Lilandsvatnet (NW Norway), Robert M. D'Anjou, Geosciences

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A Threat Vs. Challenge View of Conflict in Romantic Relationships, Casey J. DeBuse, Psychology

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Evaluating and Modeling Traveler Response to Real-Time Information in the Pioneer Valley, Tyler de Ruiter, Civil Engineering

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Techniques for Detection of Malicious Packet Drops in Networks, Vikram R. Desai, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Critical Area Driven Dummy Fill Insertion to Improve Manufacturing Yield, Nishant Dhumane, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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An Optimal Adaptive Routing Algorithm for Large-scale Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks, Jing Ding, Civil Engineering

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Impacts of Solar Grid Integration Issues on the Optimal Energy R&D Portfolio for Climate Change, Noubara Djimadoumbaye, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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The Human Error, Ngoc Doan, English

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Urinary Melatonin Levels and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, Ashley Doherty, Public Health

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Implementation of Dual-Polarization on an Airborne Scatterometer and Preliminary Data Quality, Jason Dvorsky, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Investigating the Relationship Between Material Property Axes and Strain Orientations in Cebus Apella Crania, Christine M. Dzialo, Mechanical Engineering

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The Artist as Creator: The Theory of Art in Du Fu's Poems about Paintings, James H. Edwards, Chinese

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The End of Histories, Joshua Field, Art

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Development of a Novel Lateral-Flow Assay to Detect Yeast Nucleic Acid Sequences, Catherine E. Fill, Food Science

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Investigating the Mechanism of Nur77-Induced Apoptosis in T Cells, Heather E. Fogarty, Animal Science

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A Test of the Hypothesis That Environmental Chemicals Interfere With Thyroid Hormone Action in Human Placenta, Katherine Geromini, Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Evaluating the MeBActive-Youth as a Measure of Mental Toughness, Manneh Ghazarians, Kinesiology

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A Heart, Beating, Hard, Lauren F. Goodman, English

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A Design Concept For The Lighting Of HELL IN HIGH WATER By Marcus Gardley, Jessica M. Greenberg, Theater

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Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing, Dana Green, English